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01/24/2019


Whenever you're writing or putting together a speech, a thesaurus can be an incredibly helpful tool to get your point across efficiently. Still, to that end, you need to employ it in an effective manner. For tips on this respect, continue reading.

How to Use a Thesaurus Correctly

  1. For starters, you need to identify the appropriate opportunities in which you should make use of the thesaurus. One such occasion would be if you're repeating a word time and time again when expressing yourself orally or through written form. It can also be very useful when you can't think of the exact word you need to convey your message perfectly.
  2. Of course, if you want to use your thesaurus effectively, you will have to learn how to search in it. To that end, however, you first need to take into account the type of thesaurus you use (a Roget-type, an alphabetical one, or an online thesaurus).
  3. As you may be aware, one word can have more than one meaning. This means that words can have more than one synonym/antonym. For that reason, you need to ensure that the replacement word you choose fits in with the context of what you're trying to say.
  4. As a final tip, you should learn to use your thesaurus sparingly and with care. Avoid using it on every word and try to ensure that you know the meaning of the replacement words. This way, your message won't be corrupted and lose the intention you had for it.

Enroll in one-to-one tutoring in Mountain View CA to develop your writing skills further. Call The Tutoring Center, Mountain View CA at (650) 396-7680 for more information.

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